Meetings. How can we make them better?


September 2nd, 2011

Recently my friend Chris Corrigan wrote about objections to participation in conferences and meetings. One of his key points was the question of who is responsible for the experience. Often it rests with the organisers, or in the case of a meeting, the chairperson or convenor.

We are all responsible for our meetings.

This is one of the edges of work that I’ve been exploring – how we can influence our meetings, so as they are more meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable. A few small tweaks can make all the difference.

Like removing the tables.

Or avoiding abstractions.

Understanding the importance of conversations and relationships, before transactions.

Standing, moving and using your hands – as well as your brain.

These are some of the small moves that I’ll be exploring at a two-hour workshop next Wednesday, September 7th at the Hub Melbourne. Wanna come and play? You can register here.

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